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This test consists of 15 multiple choice questions and 5 short answer questions.

Multiple Choice Questions

1. Why does Mrs. Cheveley say science cannot grapple with the problem of women?
(a) Science is a man's field.
(b) Women are too complicated.
(c) Only God can explain women.
(d) Science can never grapple with the irrational.

2. What does Lady Chiltern demand that Sir Robert do immediately, in Act 1, Part 3?
(a) Retire from public life.
(b) Write a letter to Mrs. Cheveley saying he will not support the Argentine Canal scheme.
(c) Throw Mrs. Cheveley out of their house.
(d) Tell Goring to leave the party.

3. What does Mrs. Cheveley want Sir Robert to say about the Argentine Canal project?
(a) It is unsafe.
(b) It would improve international relations.
(c) It would be a great international value.
(d) It would be a waste of money.

4. At the dinner party in Act 1, Part 1, what does Lady Basildon think of the man who talks about his wife during dinner?
(a) He is very kind.
(b) He is terribly trivial.
(c) He is very loving.
(d) He is rude.

5. For what reason does Mrs. Cheveley say she returned to London in Act 1, Part 1?
(a) To visit relatives.
(b) To meet Sir Robert.
(c) To see Lady Chiltern.
(d) To find a husband.

6. Why does Goring say he loves to talk about nothing?
(a) He doesn't like serious conversations.
(b) It's the only thing he knows anything about.
(c) It's the only thing his friends know anything about.
(d) Ladies love to talk about nothing, and he loves ladies.

7. Who does Mrs. Cheveley say will have the loathsome joy of dragging Sir Robert down in the mud and mire?
(a) Lady Chiltern.
(b) The English parliament.
(c) Baron Arnheim.
(d) The English newspapers.

8. To what flower does the author compare Mrs. Cheveley?
(a) A daisy.
(b) A tulip.
(c) A rose.
(d) An orchid.

9. In Act 1, Part 3, what does Goring call the item Mabel finds?
(a) A bracelet.
(b) A useless bit of fluff.
(c) Inconsequential.
(d) A pin.

10. How does Lord Goring describe seeing Mrs. Cheveley at the Chiltern's party?
(a) An unpleasant surprise.
(b) A heart wrenching event.
(c) A blast from the past.
(d) A welcome diversion.

11. According to Mrs. Cheveley, what was considered excessively vulgar and middle class in the old days?
(a) To attend social gatherings.
(b) To marry for money.
(c) To marry for love.
(d) To pretend to be a bit better than one's neighbors.

12. What does Lord Goring say he gets rid of as soon as possible?
(a) The truth.
(b) Wise thoughts.
(c) Money.
(d) Women.

13. At the Chiltern's dinner party, what does Mrs. Cheveley say cannot explain women?
(a) Other women.
(b) Men.
(c) Psychology.
(d) Religion.

14. What does Mrs. Cheveley tell Sir Robert won't survive a scandal?
(a) His social standing.
(b) His political career.
(c) His friendship with Goring.
(d) His marriage.

15. In what season does Mrs. Cheveley say people are either hunting for husbands or hiding from them?
(a) The London season.
(b) Spring.
(c) The holiday season.
(d) Winter.

Short Answer Questions

1. Who does Mrs. Cheveley say taught her to play fairly when one has the winning cards?

2. What does Sir Robert offer Mrs. Cheveley in Act 1, Part 2?

3. Who takes charge of the item Mabel finds in the couch?

4. Why does Goring say people are pleased to find out about other people's secrets?

5. What does Lady Chiltern tell Goring he'd find interesting about her meeting in Act 1, Part 2?

(see the answer keys)

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